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November 2023
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London : Ser. B, Biological Sciences. - 378(2023)1892, Art. 20220356

A framework for untangling the consequences of artificial light at night on species interactions

Brett Seymoure; Anthony Dell; Franz Hölker; Gregor Kalinkat

By altering essential environmental cues Artificial Light at Night (ALAN) is restructuring if, how and when animals interact. In this publication the authors explored the role of ALAN on ecological interactions and reviewed research studies that addressed this issue, most of whom were just published during the last three to five years.

November 2023
Global Change Biology. - 30(2024)1, e17013

Lake browning counteracts cyanobacteria responses to nutrients: Evidence from phytoplankton dynamics in large enclosure experiments and comprehensive observational data

Anne Lyche Solheim; Hege Gundersen; Ute Mischke; Birger Skjelbred; Jens C. Nejstgaard; Alexis L. N. Guislain; Erik Sperfeld; Darren P. Giling; Sigrid Haande; Andreas Ballot; S. Jannicke Moe; Susanne Stephan; Tim J. W. Walles; Andreas Jechow; Laetitia Minguez; Lars Ganzert; Thomas Hornick; Truls Hveem Hansson; Cleo N. Stratmann; Marko Järvinen; Stina Drakare; Laurence Carvalho; Hans-Peter Grossart; Mark O. Gessner; Stella A. Berger

This study combines experiments in large enclosures with a comprehensive time series and a field survey to assess the joint effects of storm-induced lake browning, nutrient enrichment and deep-mixing on phytoplankton.Browning decreases nutrient enrichment effects on phytoplankton, including shifts in the species composition from cyanobacteria and chlorophytes to mixotrophic cryptophytes. 

November 2023
Ecology letters. - 26(2023)S1, S91-S108

Eco-evolution from deep time to contemporary dynamics: The role of timescales and rate modulators

Emanuel A. Fronhofer; Dov Corenblit; Jhelam N. Deshpande; Lynn Govaert; Philippe Huneman; Frédérique Viard; Philippe Jarne; Sara Puijalon

The authors explored the occurrence of slow eco-evolution which allows conceptualizing biological systems along a continuum of various eco-evolutionary rates and suggests that eco-evolutionary systems are dynamic concerning ecological and evolutionary speeds. They highlight how environmental change can alter the speed of eco-evolution via affecting modulators of ecological and evolutionary rates.

November 2023
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London : Ser. B, Biological Sciences. - 378(2023)1892, Art. 20220360

Light pollution of freshwater ecosystems: principles, ecological impacts and remedies

Franz Hölker; Andreas Jechow; Sibylle Schroer; Klement Tockner; Mark O. Gessner

Freshwater ecosystems across the world are biodiversity hotspots but also disproportionately threatened by light pollution. In this review the authors provide a synthesis of current knowledge on light characteristics and the ecological consequences of artificial light in inland waters and coupled adjacent ecosystems. The focus is on recent insights into effects and on ways to mitigate them.

November 2023
Water Resources Research. - 59(2023)11, Art. e2023WR035509

Integrating Tracers and Soft Data Into Multi-Criteria Calibration: Implications From Distributed Modeling in a Riparian Wetland

Songjun Wu; Doerthe Tetzlaff; Xiaoqiang Yang; Aaron Smith; Chris Soulsby

This study aimed to unravel the heterogenous spatio-temporal patterns of hydrological processes in a riparian wetland over 2 years. The work provided insights into ecohydrological wetland functioning, but also revealed potential equifinality in process-based models even with abundant data for calibration, and solutions based on the integration of water isotopes and soft data into modelling.

October 2023
Ecology letters. - 26(2023)12, 2066-2076

Long-term data reveal contrasting impacts of native versus invasive nest predators in Iceland

Jón Einar Jónsson; Fiona S. Rickowski; Florian Ruland; Árni Ásgeirsson; Jonathan M. Jeschke

The authors used unusual Citizen Science data from several decades to show that the American mink has decimated the native eider duck in the Brokey archipelago by about 60 %. In another Icelandic landscape, the return of the native Arctic fox had no discernible impact on the eider population - presumably due to the common evolutionary history in which the eiders have developed defence strategies.

October 2023
Nature Protocols. - 18(2023) 3534–3564

Exposure protocol for ecotoxicity testing of microplastics and nanoplastics

Fazel Abdolahpur Monikh; Anders Baun; Nanna B. Hartmann; Raine Kortet; Jarkko Akkanen; Jae-Seong Lee; Huahong Shi; Elma Lahive; Emilia Uurasjärvi; Nathalie Tufenkji; Korinna Altmann; Yosri Wiesner; Hans-Peter Grossart; Willie Peijnenburg; Jussi V. K. Kukkonen

Despite the increasing concern about the harmful effects of micro- and nanoplastics (MNPs), so far, there exist no harmonised guidelines for testing the ecotoxicity of MNPs. An international research team with IGB has now developed protocols to assess the toxicity of these substances in soil and aquatic ecosystems.

October 2023
Biogeochemistry. - XX(2023), XX

Mapping and monitoring peatland conditions from global to field scale

Budiman Minasny; Diana Vigah Adetsu; Matt Aitkenhead; Rebekka R. E. Artz; Nikki Baggaley; Alexandra Barthelmes; Amélie Beucher; Jean Caron; Giulia Conchedda; John Connolly; Raphaël Deragon; Chris Evans; Kjetil Fadnes; Dian Fiantis; Zisis Gagkas; Louis Gilet; Alessandro Gimona; Stephan Glatzel; Mogens H. Greve; Wahaj Habib; Kristell Hergoualc’h; Cecilie Hermansen; Darren B. Kidd; Triven Koganti; Dianna Kopansky; David J. Large; Tuula Larmola; Allan Lilly; Haojie Liu; Matthew Marcus; Maarit Middleton; Keith Morrison; Rasmus Jes Petersen; Tristan Quaife; Line Rochefort; Rudiyanto; Linda Toca; Francesco N. Tubiello; Peter Lystbæk Weber; Simon Weldon; Wirastuti Widyatmanti; Jenny Williamson; Dominik Zak

This paper reviews the current state of knowledge on mapping and monitoring peatlands from field sites to the globe and identifies areas where further research is needed. Simple peat characteristics such as degree of humification, dry bulk density or stoichiometry can be used as a proxy to estimate the carbon and nutrient fluxes in different degraded peatlands. 

October 2023
People and Nature. - 5(2023)6, 1948-1961

Identifying potential emerging invasive non-native species from the freshwater pet trade

James W. E. Dickey; Chunlong Liu; Elizabeta Briski; Christian Wolter; Simon Moesch; Jonathan M. Jeschke

The authors have identified the most important risk species among aquatic pets for Germany and developed a three-step risk assessment method that can serve as a screening tool and as a basis for legislation to restrict future releases of unwanted animals. This is essential, as the study also shows that 97 per cent of the freshwater species sold in Germany are not native.

Methods in Ecology and Evolution
October 2023
Methods in Ecology and Evolution. - 14(2023)10, S. 2514-2530

Positioning aquatic animals with acoustic transmitters

Robert J. Lennox; Kim Aarestrup; Josep Alós; Robert Arlinghaus; Eneko Aspillaga; Michael G. Bertram; Kim Birnie-Gauvin; Tomas Brodin; Steven J. Cooke; Lotte S. Dahlmo; Félicie Dhellemmes; Karl Ø. Gjelland; Gustav Hellström; Henry Hershey; Christopher Holbrook; Thomas Klefoth; Susan Lowerre-Barbieri; Christopher T. Monk; Cecilie Iden Nilsen; Ine Pauwels; Renanel Pickholtz; Marie Prchalová; Jan Reubens; Milan Říha; David Villegas-Ríos; Knut Wiik Vollset; Samuel Westrelin; Henrik Baktoft

The paper offers an introduction to novel methods of high-resolution positional telemetry that provide guidance to practioners. It presents a summary of all techniques for fine-scale positioning of the movements of fish.

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